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By Jethro Jones | Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hey, Teachers: 8 Smart Ways to Use Your iPad in the Classroom

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You just got an iPad for your classroom, but—er—you’re not sure what to do with it yet.

Here are eight clever ways to use your iPad with your students right away.

By Aaron Quigley | Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Design Mobile Learning Rapidly in Captivate 8

Adobe Captivate 8 First Look

Last week, Adobe launched a new version of Captivate 8, which adds an array of mobile learning tools on top of the already robust elearning software. The new release also includes a completely redesigned workspace with easy-to-navigate menus and better use of tool-bar real estate. The result: You can quickly create beautiful theme-based elearning content without ever touching code.

What’s new in Captivate 8

The new mobile features include responsive project designs. You can start with a responsive template to create projects that adapt to desktops, tablets, and mobile devices, all from a single file. Then turn on touch gesture support so learners can swipe between slides, double tap for a table of contents, or even pinch to zoom as they move through the elearning.

By lynda.com | Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week

It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week, and we at lynda.com would like to thank all the teachers who shape the minds and lives of learners young and old.

To celebrate your hard work and dedication to a brighter future, we’ve unlocked two lynda.com Education courses for you to watch this week: Flipping the Classroom and iPad Classroom: Apps for Educators.

By Jolie Miller | Thursday, September 05, 2013

Back to school with technology

Back to school with technology

Classrooms have gone digital, and with that comes a new set of teaching tools with the power to change everything you do as a teacher—from tracking grades to communicating with students and posting assignments and activities your class can access at all times. As you’re heading back into the classroom with a whole year stretched before you, here are three tips to get started with your digital classroom:

1. Try a new tech tool every month. Find out what your students need most: more connection to each other, the ability to use iPads for their classwork, or perhaps the ability to complete and turn in assignments online? Pick an area you can start with and embrace one new piece of technology this month. Maybe it’s creating a classroom webpage or wiki, or just using school iPads in the classroom once a week. Monitor your students’ feedback, make adjustments as needed, and then commit to a new technology challenge for October.

By Tom Schultz | Saturday, October 13, 2012

lynda.com to host a webinar on user tips and tricks

This week, lynda.com presents a free webinar for users in business, education, and government. In User Tips and Tricks: Learning with lynda.com, Laurie Burruss, a professor of interaction design and director of the Digital Media Center at Pasadena City College, explores the lynda.com library of instructional videos as an organization-wide resource for learning and professional development. Discover new features and rewarding tips and tricks—from managing course queues and bookmarks to strategies for spreading the word among employees, students, and faculty.

Join our webinar to

• Speed up projects or research • Share courses with teams or classes • Learn about content pedagogy and curation • See how the site accommodates distinct learning styles • Explore how the timecode-enhanced search engine “thinks

Topics to be covered include transcripts, video player options, course histories, meta tags, certificates of completion, and using lynda.com with a variety of desktop, laptop, and mobile devices. Q&A session to follow.

Webinar details:

Friday, October 19, 2012 FREE

Choose your time:

7 to 8 a.m. PT 10 to 11 a.m. ET[register now]

11 a.m. to noon PT 2 to 3 p.m ET[register now]

By Laurie Burruss | Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Top tools for learning

Jane Hart is a social business consultant who founded the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies. One of her recent projects was to gather from 545 learning professionals around the world their shared Top 10 Tools for Learning. From that list, Jane generated the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2010. I went through this list, grouped these tools by topic, and matched those that were applicable to their corresponding courses in the Online Training Library®:

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Blogging tools

By Chris Mattia | Thursday, May 28, 2009

Moodle training for teachers and students

Chris MattiaThe world of academia is abuzz this month with the recent announcement that Blackboard, the leading commercially available course management system (CMS), is acquiring competitor Angel Learning. The current issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education, Volume LV, Number 37, highlights this discussion with a front page article ‘Blackboard Buys Another Rival, to Customers’ Dismay.’ The article notes that many colleges are considering a shift to open source course management systems such as Moodle and Sakai, but the primary stumbling block is training and support for their faculty and students. 

This week, lynda.com is releasing two titles in the Online Training Library® specifically for teachers and students using the Moodle open source learning management system. As the Educational Technologist at Art Center College of Design, I work very closely with the great folks at lynda.com to provide training and support to our entire campus community. Art Center has recently launched our own campus implementation of Moodle and the response from our faculty and students has been so positive that I just had to share this experience with all of you by creating these two titles at lynda.com.

If you’re making the jump to Moodle for your campus, or even if you’re already using it, my goal with Moodle Essential Training for Teachers is to quickly bring you up to speed on everything needed to build courses in Moodle.  The companion training, Moodle Essential Training for Students, was designed to get all of the students at your institution a leg up in learning to efficiently use the latest version of Moodle. We’re looking forward to hearing what you think of the courses, and hope you’ll share your experience using Moodle or other open source learning management systems.

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